What is THC-A Flower & What Does it Do?
Simply put, THC-A flower is hemp flower rich in the THC-A cannabinoid. Hemp flower is, of course, the rawest form of hemp product, coming directly from the plant and ready for your preferred method of cannatherapy consumption. The key distinguishing feature of this hemp flower is its high THC-A content, making for a truly unique cannatherapy solution. To understand how that’s the case, we’ll first need to know more about THC-A.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A) is the precursor to the better-known THC cannabinoid, being a compound to form earlier in hemp plants’ development and that ultimately matures into THC through decarboxylation. The chemical structure of THC-A contains a carboxyl group which distinguishes it from THC. The presence of this carboxyl group also blocks THC-A from interacting with the CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, meaning THC-A doesn’t inherently have psychoactive effects. However, THC-A has shown promise as a neuroprotective agent as well as having powerful anti-nausea capabilities, possibly even more potent than other cannabinoids.
So, a carboxyl group is all that distinguishes THC-A from THC, but how would one even go about decarboxylating something? It’s simpler than you might think by looking at the word. Hemp products can naturally decarboxylate over time as they’re exposed to light and even simply sitting at room temperature. This process can be expedited with heat from either just smoking the hemp flower or heating it in an oven for use in edibles. The short of it is shown below:
Why Use THC-A Products?
THC-A products open opportunities for cannatherapy users. While there are many states that allow recreational cannabis use, there are still quite a few that do not. Luckily, the Farm Bill of 2018 legalized hemp products and their derivatives, thus also legalizing THC-A products. Being that THC-A is the precursor to THC and can readily be transformed into it, this puts the numerous benefits of THC within reach of virtually anyone in need of cannatherapy.
In brief, a high-quality THC-A product such as our THC-A flower can allow you to:
What Makes THC-A /THC-A Flower Unique?
THC-A flower is unique from other THC-A cannatherapy methods (such as tinctures or oils) in the sense that it’s a raw product that gives you the opportunity of choice. If you would like to utilize THC-A for the unique benefits it can provide without the psychoactive components, THC-A flower allows you to preserve the THC-A and introduce it to your body without decarboxylating it (i.e. without turning it into THC). On the other hand, if you would like to explore the unique benefits of THC but are not able to partake in recreational cannabis use per your local laws, THC-A’s ability to be readily converted into THC puts powerful cannatherapy at your fingertips no matter where you live.
Why Use THC-A / THC-A Flower?
THC-A flower is a great way to administer THC-A and/or THC thanks to it being in a raw form. This form also gives you the benefit of being a minimally processed hemp product, maximizing the ancillary benefits that can be seen from all of the other components that make up hemp flower. You see, even though this hemp flower was grown to have a high concentration of THC-A, it still has many of the other great features of hemp flower, including terpenes and low levels of the many, many cannabinoids naturally present in hemp plants. New research seems to be constantly coming out about newly discovered cannabinoids and their health benefits; hemp flower allows you to explore those benefits to the fullest extent.
Where Can I Get THC-A / THC-A Flower
If you’re ready to try some high-quality THC-A Flower for yourself, see the selection available to you from ZAR, your trusted cannatherapy provider. Browse our online shop for a choice selection of hemp products or visit us in-store at one of our convenient locations. Our cannatherapy experts are eager to get you in touch with the right hemp products for your needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance choosing a hemp product to fit your circumstances. Whether you’re local to one of our brick-and-mortar stores or you’re like one of our many nationwide customers, ZAR is your destination for high-quality THC-A hemp products.